Hans Maes has received the Royal Friesian Pin out of the hands of KFPS Chairman Bert Wassenaar. After a period of twelve years Hans Maes has given up his position as President of the Australian and New Zealand Friesian Horse Association. Being the enthusiastic breeder he is, he still continues to be very active for the KFPS and remains an important contact person for breeders in Australia and New Zealand.
Contrary to previous reports, Hans Maes will stay on as a member of the KFPS Member Council for another year. The Royal Friesian Pin is a mark of honour to distinguish foreign members of the KFPS who have had a positive impact on the breeding of Friesian horses in their country.